Club Notes 28th June

Intermediate Footballers
Our intermediate footballers put in a fine defensive display in the City senior football league last week as they picked up their first win with a 1-7 to 1-5 win over St Patricks.
Unfortunately our lads then went down to a strong Claughaun side on a 2-11 to 0-6 scoreline this week.
Team v Claughaun was: Rob Sweeney; Cian Leahy, Mark Shanahan, Evan Moloney; Patrick Dolphin, John McManus, Donnacha Connolly; Cormac Flanagan, Richard Murphy; Conor Kirby, Conor Burke, Killian Scanlon; Mike McCormack, Shane O’Connell, Sam Riordan.
Subs: Sean Fitzgerald, Shane O’Connor, Dom O’Connor.
Their last game in this competition is next Tuesday night 6th July v Monaleen in Monaleen at 7.30pm.

Junior A Hurlers
Our junior hurlers got their campaign up and running in the City intermediate hurling league last week with matches against Patrickswell and Na Piarsaigh.
Unfortunately neither game went our way but there were plenty positives and we were unlucky not to pick up at least a point in either game. Team v Na Piarsaigh was: Ger Kennedy; Padraig Byrnes, Jack Dalton, Evan Moloney; Cian Leahy, Richard Murphy, Fergal Carey; Cormac Flanagan, Donnacha Connolly; Conor Kirby, Shane O’Connor, Tomas Connolly; Pa Walsh, Niall Moloney, Dom O’Connor; Stephen Keating.
Next game takes place Saturday 3rd July v St. Patrick’s in Crecora at 4pm.

Junior B Hurlers
Our junior B hurlers have started brightly in the West junior B hurling league.
They were 3-16 to 3-10 winners over Drom-Broadford on Sunday 19th June and Monday 28th June they played out a 4-8 to 2-14 draw against Tournafulla.
Next up is an away match against Knockaderry on Thursday 8th July at 7.30pm.

Minor Footballers
Hard luck to our minor footballers who lost out in the county minor A football final of 2020 last Friday night to Adare by 1-9 to 0-9.
Team: Luke Buckley; Stephen Willis, Darragh Casserly, Ben O’Donoghue; Darragh Godfrey, Patrick Dolphin, Ben Garry; Chris Shanahan, Stephen Noonan; Patrick O’Donnell, Sam Riordan, Rian O’Byrne; Ciaran Kennedy, Rory Hannan, Eoghan O’Connor; Alex O’Doherty, Ryan Godfrey, Sean Lavin, Fergal Egan, Conor Hannan, Joe Hegarty, Adam Godfrey, Arthur O’Donnell, Ronan Kirby, Alex Keyes, Cathal O’Neill, Edward McGrath, Chris Lyons.
Thanks to all players and the management team of Ger Riordan, Cronan Garry, Noel Kennedy and Tim Egan for their commitment and dedication in the extended 2020 season.

Underage Blitzes
Well done to the under 7 and under 11 hurlers who recently swept all before them in blitzes in Old Christians and Monaleen respectively last Tuesday night 29th June.
See the club Facebook page for photos.

Cúl Camp
The 2021 Crecora-Manister GAA and Crecora camogie club Cul Camp takes place next Monday 5th July to Thursday 8th July.
Register now at

Charity Fundraisers
Best wishes to two local men with strong club connections taking part in separate fundraisers in the coming weeks.
On Friday 2nd July, club member Ger Hickey will run a marathon in memory of his godson Jack O’Sullivan who died tragically aged 23 in February.
All money raised will go to Pieta house and the link is

Paraic O’Neill will attempt to run 210km from Galway Bay to Dublin before cycling with eight friends from Mizen Head to Malin Head as part of ‘Length X Breath’ to raise vital funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
The challenge is in memory of his friend Cathal Scanlon of Adare who tragically passed away from CF last year at the age of 21.
Paraic starts his run on 6th July and the cycle will begin on 11th July.
The fundraiser link is
Best of luck to both for what are two great causes.


City Intermediate Hurling league:
Patrickswell 1-15 Crecora-Manister 1-8

City Intermediate Hurling league:
Na Piarsaigh 0-19 Crecora-Manister 1-15

City Senior Football league:
Crecora-Manister 1-7 St Patricks 1-5

City Senior Football league:
Na Piarsaigh 2-11 Crecora-Manister 0-6

County Minor A Football final 2020:
Adare 1-9 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 0-9

Under 15 Hurling:
Mungret 6-16 Crecora-Manister/Liberties 0-2

Wed 30th June:
Under 17 football v Knockaderry
Venue: Knockaderry at 7pm

Saturday 3rd July:
Junior A hurling v Ballybrown
Venue: Crecora at 7pm.

Monday 5th July:
Under 15 hurling v Ballybricken/Fedamore
Venue: Ballybricken at 7pm

Tuesday 6th July:
Intermediate Football v Monaleen
Venue: Monaleen at 7.30pm.

Thursday 8th July:
Junior B hurling v Knockaderry
Venue: Knockaderry at 7.30pm

Thursday 8th July:
Under 13 Hurling v Blackrock
Venue: Crecora at 7pm.

Official Opening of Community Walking Track

The Mayor of the City & County of Limerick, Cllr Michael Collins, officially opened the Community Walking Track at Crecora Manister GAA pitch on Saturday 19th June last in front of a group representing both Crecora Manister GAA Club and Crecora Camogie Club, along with representatives from the wider community. Also in attendance were Deputy Niall Collins, Minister of State for Skills and Further Education; Deputy Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State with responsibility for Office of Public Works, along with Cllr Stephen Keary and Cllr Bridie Collins from the Adare Rathkeale Municipal District.

The Mayor said he was delighted to be back in Crecora for the official opening of the Community Walking Track which is the first project being delivered as part of both Clubs Facility Development Plan. He referred to the previous October when he launched the Plan just before the Government’s decision to move the country to Level 5 lock-down. At the launch of that plan, the Mayor commended both clubs for their proactive approach in working together to produce a strategy that would not only benefit both the GAA and Camogie Club in terms of improved sports facilities, but also the wider community.

The estimated cost of all the proposed works in the Facility Development Plan is over €200,000 and the Mayor said he was delighted to be back to formally open the first project delivered from the Facility Development Plan, namely this floodlit 750 metre Community Walking Track, which cost approximately €65,000 to install.

The Track will be available for use by all in the wider community in the Crecora and Manister areas, and will be a great resource for all to exercise outdoors, all year round, with the associated health benefits, which is especially important in these current Covid times.

The Mayor congratulated the Committees and Members of Crecora Manister GAA and Crecora Camogie Clubs, and everyone who was involved or supported the delivery of the Walking Track and wished the Clubs well in the delivery of the remaining projects outlined in their Development Plan over the next 12 to eighteen months or so.

The Mayor said that when he launched the Facility Development Plan in October last, that no one was to know the dark days and tough times that lay in front of us during the worst of the Covid crisis over the following months. As we now emerge from those difficult days post Covid, this Walking Track shows us what can be achieved when people come together and work hard for a common goal on behalf of all in the community, with a sight of better times for all to come in the months and years ahead.

Pat Byrnes, GAA Chairperson and Ronan McMahon, Camogie Chairperson welcomed the Mayor, Ministers, Councillors, Club Members, relatives of founding members, and members of the community to the Official Opening and thanked the Mayor for agreeing to officially open the new facility, along with all others for attending.

The Chairpersons acknowledged the grant support from West Limerick Resources Leader Group; the funding support from the Elected Members of the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District; the JP McManus Foundation; along with the individual contributions from club members and the wider community which enabled the Walking Track to be completed and which is a facility the clubs are proud of and happy to make available to use by all in the local community.

With the Walking Track now completed and available for use by all in the Community, they confirmed that the focus now turns towards the proposed development of a 55m floodlit All Weather Sports Facility located at the hurling wall, which is currently going through the national Sports Capital Application process at present, along with other improvements to facilities at the GAA pitch.

See here a few photograhs from the Official Opening: [print_gllr id=5382]

Official Opening Of Community Walking Track

Official Opening Of Community Walking Track
The Mayor of Limerick City & County, Cllr Michael Collins, will officially open the Community Walking Track at Crecora Manister GAA pitch on Saturday 19th June at 1pm.

Thanks to all in Crecora Manister GAA and Crecora Camogie clubs, and the wider community, for the great support received in delivering this, the first project, in our club’s Facility Development Plan.

Thanks to those club members who are working in advance of the Official Opening to have everything finished and ready for the Official Opening on Saturday next.

While the clubs would love to welcome everyone to our Official Opening, unfortunately due to current Covid restrictions, there is a limit of a maximum of 100 people who can attend the Official Opening, and the clubs are required to manage the attendance at the Official Opening in order to adhere to Covid guidelines.

Intermediate football league
Crecora Manister v Na Piarsaigh in Crecora
Tuesday June 15th at 7.30pm

Junior hurling league
Claughaun v Crecora Manister in Claughaun
Saturday June 19th at 7.30pm

Junior B hurling league
Crecora Manister v Drom-Broadford in Crecora
Sunday 20th June at 12noon.

Cúl Camp
The Crecora-Manister GAA and Crecora camogie club’s 2021 Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will take place from Monday 5th July to Thursday 8th July. Cost for the 4 day camp including Kellogg’s GAA Jersey, quarter zip top and backpack is €65 per child.
There are discounts for siblings; second sibling €60, all other siblings €50 each.

You will be able to specify the size of the Kelloggs Cúl Camp kit on both the online and paper based registration forms.
Registration will take place at the pitch from 9.30am to 10am Monday 5th July, alternatively you can register now & pay online.
Online Registration:

Leaving Cert
Best of luck to all club members currently sitting their Leaving Certificate exams.

CLUB Limerick Draw
The June edition of the Club Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday 26th June during the Live 95 fm sports programme between 10am and 11am.

Visit the brand new Club Limerick website on for full details.

You can pay for the CLUB Draw online via the following links:
Pay in Full:

Pay for one or more Months: